2021 Up North Update #2

Dear Lake Neighbors,

I have several updates for you:

1.      NEWSLETTERS:  You should be receiving your newsletter in the next few days.  In the future, I’d like everyone to consider whether they are willing to receive the newsletter electronically.  It will be more timely, reduce paper usage, and save postage and printing expense.  We will continue to send a paper copy to anyone that elects to continue receiving paper copies or those that have not provided an email address.  We will raise this as an option at the Annual Meeting for discussion.

2.      ROTHE PROPERTY ZONING CHANGE:  Several members of the GLA Board and a number of Gilmore residents attended the Minong Town Meeting on Monday June 14. 

a.       The Town Board decided to table the zoning change request until its next meeting on Thursday July 15th at 6pm so that more information can be gathered about the proposed development of the Rothe property.  Procedurally, the Town Board may make a recommendation for a zoning change to Washburn County, but the decision on a zoning change is made by the Washburn County Zoning Committee.  The Zoning Committee will hear the matter on Tuesday July 27th at 4pm.

b.      The developer made a presentation of his concept for the property.  This was very informative, and the audience and the Town Board members had many questions.  I have invited the developer, Tony Turek, to come present his plan at our Annual Meeting, so that Gilmore residents have more opportunity to ask questions and understand what is being proposed. 

c.       Please send any comments in support or opposition to the zoning change to the Washburn County zoning office so your comments can be shared with the Zoning Committee.  zoning@co.washburn.wi.us

3.      ANNUAL MEETING:  Please attend the Annual Meeting on June 26th at 10am which will be held at the Jack Link Aquatic and Activity Center in Minong.  I hope to be able to broadcast the Annual Meeting over Zoom.  I will be working out details and technology in the next few days and will send an update with a Zoom link if I can get everything working.

4.      RSVP:  Please let me know if you plan to attend the Annual Meeting and the lunch.

I hope to see many of you at the Annual Meeting.

Fran McCloskey


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